I devoted my career to sustainable agriculture, helping farmers protect their resources. It requires considering the long term, adapting based on feedback, and recognizing the system’s interrelated parts. I succeeded in helping growers create sustainable systems.
Leading our small non-profit forced me to apply these same principles on an organizational level. How do we sustain human, programmatic, and fiscal resources? I succeeded in creating a sustainable organization.
Then I approached a personal crisis. I was exhausted and over extended. Perceived responsibilities had taken a toll on my health, happiness and effectiveness.
Something had to change. My well was empty. I had nothing left. The same principles that guided a successful 20 year career eluded me on a personal level. I failed to protect my personal resources.
That was five years ago. Connecting the dots, I realized I could create a sustainable me by applying the same principles that create sustainable farms and organizations:
- Small, but consistent changes
- Measure, adapt, repeat
- Recognize inter-connection of the pieces
- Act on purpose
I want to share my experience to help you, so that you can do more good in the world.
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